Love Poem Contest : Now Judging!

We're now in the final judging phase!
The site has computed the finalists based primarily on judge diamonds and then community diamonds and other statistics. Judges will now anonymously rate the finalists based on "Concept & Ingenuity", "Quality & Presentation" and "Analysis & Reasoning". It may take several days depending on judge availability.

Once all votes are cast, the site will be ready to calculate and announce the winners. Stay tuned!

Love Poems
... about anything


Writing Prompt by PMC

Welcome to the Love Poetry Contest where we express our love for anyone or thing.

Roses are red
Violets are blue,
I just wrote a poem
And so should you!

Basic Contest Theme Concept

Love comes in many forms and we'll accept poetry about any type of love! Food, pets, hobbies, scents, colors, or seasons are a few examples of what you could create your love poem about.

Sweep us off our feet with your word wizardry. Make us laugh. The tone you set is up to you.

Your poem does not have to rhyme! It can be any type of poem including Haiku, Sonnet, Limerick, Acrostic, and Free Verse. If you're a poetry connoisseur you know that there are several types of poems, these are just examples. You can check out this resource for a more in-depth explanation of what the top 10 Types of Poems are.

Include in your submission any additional art, photos, or music you feel would complement your poem.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the discussion thread for this contest.

Rules & Guidelines

1. Judging Criteria


1) Concept and Presentation

Your poem should be original. Often times concepts that are imaginative, original or even odd are more interesting to read than concepts that follow more traditional and predictable concepts. That said, you have as much freedom as you need in your writing provided you follow the given theme.

Your poem does not have to rhyme! It can be any type of poem including Haiku, Sonnet, Limerick, Acrostic, and Free Verse. If you're a poetry connoisseur you know that there are several types of poems, these are just examples. You can check out this resource for a more in-depth explanation of what the top 10 Types of Poems are.

In addition you may consider adding images or concept art to help illustrate your poem. Keep in mind however that your writing content is still the most important part of your entry.

2) Quality and Technique

You will be judged on the quality and technique of your writing. Your writing should be free from grammar and spelling mistakes. The quality of your writing affects your readers' ability to stay engaged with your poem. Consider having someone proof read your writing!


3) Immersion & Characterization

For this criteria, your writing should help readers feel moved by your poem in some way. If you allow your readers to feel connected to the characters then we're going to care more about what happens to them next. Try to find a good balance between details and allowing the reader to imagine the rest.


2. Ideas must be original and for this contest.

Do not use images, text or videos created by other people. Art commissions for your thumbnail and music to listen to while reading is alright, just as long as there are no copyright issues. Keep in mind that neither your thumbnails or music will be judged.

Do not use existing writing created by other people or yourself in a previous blog. Your poem must be new and original for this contest.

You may use both images and videos to help you illustrate points, however the marks are awarded based on only the written word within your blog.

You're free to write as much or as little as you need for your personal writing style. There is a general 350 character minimum on all blogs.

3. One entry per person.

Each user will only be permitted to submit one blog for this contest. You may edit your one entry as long as the contest is still running. If you decide to change your submission at any point, you are free to do so. However, you should not delete your original entry. Instead, use the "update submission" button to save the changes.


4. The contest will run for three weeks.

Post dates must be made after today's date, February 2nd, 2021 @ 12:00 PM EST. The contest entry period will end on February 22nd, 2021 @ 12:00 PM EST. Posts submitted after this date will not be accepted.


5. Take your time and have fun!

Remember, you have weeks to do this. You don't need to put something up right away - and even if you chose to, you're allowed to update your submission as many times as you want before the final close date of February 22nd, 2021 @ 12:00 PM EST.

All of the normal rules of the site still apply in this contest.

Do not rush yourself to get something in immediately. This contest is not a random drawing - the submissions are judged by a panel of judges. It will not help you to submit anything less than fantastic, so take your time. If you notice that other users have submitted something better than yours, edit and update your own submission to make it even better!




Submit a blog like usual but check the box indicating it's for the contest.

First Place

  • $50 Steam Credit; games will be gifted to your Steam account. Winner may choose more than one game but the total must be $50 or less. Must have a Steam account to claim prize, no substitutes.
  • A special gold, first place trophy in your profiles' trophy case
  • Profile featured on PMC for 1 week

Second Place

  • A special silver, second place trophy in your profiles' trophy case
  • Profile featured on PMC for 1 week

Third Place

  • A special bronze, third place trophy in your profiles' trophy case
  • Profile featured on PMC for 1 week

Finalists

  • A special finalist medal in your profiles' trophy case

Participants

  • A special participant badge in your profiles' trophy case

Phase #1: Entry Period : ~3 weeks


This is the time that everyone has to create and submit a contest entry. During this time, judges are reviewing entries, anonymously voting and disqualifying those that don't meet the contest requirements. The PMC community is doing the same by giving diamonds, feedback, etc.

Phase #2: Review Period : 2 days


After submissions are closed, judges get 2 additional days to review late entries and cast their final votes. Their votes are heavily weighted in an algorithm that includes the community's votes and activity to determine the finalists.

Phase #3: Finalists Calculated : Judging criteria


After the finalists are calculated, judges begin anonymously rating each entry based on the criteria listed above on a scale of 1-10.

Once the site detects that all judges have cast their ratings on all finalists, the winners are announced.




Judges will be encouraged to participate, but will be disqualified from winning prizes.
  1. Chiaroscuro
  2. Cib
  3. striker107
  4. PMC

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